For many men, a physical exam and answering questions medical history are all that's needed for a doctor to diagnose erectile dysfunction and recommend a treatment. If you have chronic health conditions or your doctor suspects that an underlying condition might be involved, you might need further tests or a consultation with a specialist. This test is usually performed by a specialist in an office. It involves using a wandlike device transducer held over the blood vessels that supply the penis.
Erectile dysfunction - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
The type of medical specialist who treats ED will depend on the cause of the problem. If these options fail, you may be referred to a urologist who can assist with other non-surgical options such as vacuum device or injections or surgical treatment options. If needed, your doctor may also refer you to a psychologist specializing in sexual dysfunction. Each type has its own pros and cons. Discuss your options with your doctor to determine the best treatment for you. The first step to treating ED is to find the underlying cause. Then the appropriate treatment can begin.
New Patient Appointment. Call Us: New Patient Appointment or At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our urology specialists have years of experience in diagnosing and treating sexual dysfunction in women and men. Sexual dysfunction describes any difficulty that prevents a person or couple from wanting or enjoying sexual activity.
NYU Langone doctors have helped many men and their partners to manage erectile dysfunction. This common condition causes a man to have repeated difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection for sexual activity. Doctors at NYU Langone understand that erectile dysfunction interferes with both your quality of life and that of your partner. Our specialists work with you to create a treatment plan that best suits your needs and lifestyle, taking into consideration any health conditions that may be contributing to your symptoms.